Mrs Hilary Wason

About

I lead the development, delivery and evaluation of the Kingston's CPD programme, embedding scholarship and best practice in learning and teaching in order to support staff development and student outcomes across the institution. This includes our annual Festival of Learning, symposiums and collaborations with external partners. I am a University Teaching Fellow and National Teaching Fellow and lead Kingston's Learning and Teaching Fellow Scheme and the support for the University's nominations for the NTF. I mentor and support course teams on the Kingston Course Enhancement programme through collegiate and collaborative working with stakeholders and the sector to identify issues and solutions to enhance course development

My research interests are in professional development in Higher Education and pedagogies to support staff to embed critical thinking in their teaching. I was co-investigator for the HEFCE funded Catalyst A project : Meeting Employer Needs for Higher Order Thinking Skills and strategically lead critical thinking skills development and enhancement across the curriculum at Kingston and other institutions nationally and internationally through staff development programmes. I run a cross institutional community of practice called CritTALK made up of staff and students who share and evaluate their critical thinking teaching practices, embedding pedagogical scholarship. I am currently writing my EdDoc thesis titled 'Educators Experiences of teaching critical thinking in Higher Education and I have spoken at a range of national and international conferences about this topic.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching

Qualifications

  • Bacher of Laws
  • Chartered Institution of Marketing Diploma
  • Working towards an Educational Doctorate

Research

Publications

Number of items: 23.

Article

Anderson, Deborah, Wason, Hilary and Southall, Jane (2016) Supporting business students' transition into higher education : the case of marketing downloads. Teaching in Higher Education, 21(8), pp. 978-989. ISSN (print) 1356-2517

Wason, Hilary and Southall, Jane (2016) Using innovative assessment to enhance student engagement and develop critical thinking skills : the case of The Big Debate. Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal, 1(1), ISSN (online) 2399-1836

Southall, Jane and Wason, Hilary (2016) Evaluating the use of synoptic assessment to engage and develop lower level Higher Education students within a Further Education setting. Practitioner Research in Higher Education, 10(1), pp. 192-202. ISSN (online) 1755-1382

Southall, J., Wason, H. and Avery, B. (2016) The transition to Higher Education for non-traditional, commuter students - a synthesis of recent literature to enhance understanding of their needs. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, 5(1), ISSN (online) 2047-9476

Wason, Hilary and Charlton, Nathalie (2015) How positioning strategies affect co-branding outcomes. Cogent Business & Management, 2, p. 1092192. ISSN (online) 2331-1975

Conference or Workshop Item

Arrigoni, Francesca, Micallef, Ricarda and Wason, Hilary (2019) Embedding critical thinking skills in the scientific curricula : how good are we? In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference : Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy; 03 -04 Jul 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Wason, Hilary and Guilbault, Melodi (2018) Developing critical thinking skills in the UK and the US : what can we learn from each other? In: Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2018 : Teaching in the Spotlight : Learning from Global Communities; 03-05 Jul 2018, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Eales-Reynolds, Lesley-Jane, Wilks, Clarissa, Anderson, Deborah and Wason, Hilary (2017) Developing an innovative approach to teaching and assessing critical thinking skills through the use of an online tool and a skills based pedagogy. In: HEA Annual Conference 2017 - Generation TEF : Teaching in the spotlight; 04 - 06 Jul 2017, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Avery, Barry, Russell, Daniel and Wason, Hilary (2016) Commuting, working, attending and performing: the changing route to academic attainment and progression during the first year. In: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2016: Exploring Freedom and Control in Global Higher Education; 07-09 Dec 2016, Newport, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Southall, Jane and Wason, Hilary (2016) From “scholarly gypsies” to tribesmen of academia: developing the potential of sessional lecturers within Higher Education. In: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2016: Exploring Freedom and Control in Global Higher Education; 07-09 Dec 2016, Newport, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Anderson, Deborah, Avery, Barry, Lees, Rebecca, Russell, Dan, Southall, Jane and Wason, Hilary (2016) Meeting the challenge of Business School accreditation with pedagogic research. In: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2016: Exploring Freedom and Control in Global Higher Education; 07-09 Dec 2016, Newport, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Wason, Hilary, Southall, Jane and Anderson, Deborah (2016) Moving from confidence to competence in critical thinking skills. In: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2016: Exploring Freedom and Control in Global Higher Education; 07-09 Dec 2016, Newport, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Southall, Jane and Wason, Hilary (2016) Realising the potential of sessional staff as educational scholars. In: Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship 2016: How Teaching Focused Academics are Driving Teaching Excellence; 28-29 Jun 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Southall, Jane and Wason, Hilary (2016) Using literature to contextualize and build engagement with current management thinking at undergraduate level: ReadRight and The Critique. In: 25th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association (IMDA) : Globalization: Developments, Opportunities and Challenges; 15-19 Jun 2016, Kingston Upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Wason, Hilary, Anderson, Deborah and Southall, Jane (2016) Creating engagement whilst building academic self-efficacy using “The Skills Toolkit”. In: 5th Learning, Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) Conference 2016; 26-27 Apr 2016, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Wason, Hilary (2015) Marketing downloads: a student led teaching innovation. In: Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Conference 2015: Student Engagement: Inspiring Innovation; 10-11 Sep 2015, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Russell, Daniel J., Avery, Barry, Southall, Jane and Wason, Hilary (2015) Addressing transition to university by using collaboration in assessment. In: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2015; 9-11 Dec 2015, Newport, U.K.. (In Press)

Anderson, Deborah, Lees, Rebecca and Wason, Hilary (2015) "Tagging" the literature with the Thematic Analysis Grid: a tool to facilitate collaborative research. In: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2015; 9-11 Dec 2015, Newport, U.K.. (In Press)

Anderson, Deborah, Wason, Hilary and Charlton, Nathalie (2015) Employer insights: instigating student-led career guidance. In: 4th Learning, Teaching and Student Experience (LTSE) Conference 2015; 28-29 Apr 2015, York, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Wason, Hilary and Charlton, Nathalie (2015) Marketing downloads: a comparison of two assessment methods. In: Festival of Learning 2015; 12-16 Jan 2015, Kingston Upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Wason, Hilary, Charlton, Nathalie and Anderson, Deborah (2015) Marketing downloads: a student-centred learning and assessment innovation. In: 5th Assessment in Higher Education Conference (AHEC); 24-25 Jun 2015, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Wason, Hilary, Lees, Rebecca and Anderson, Deborah (2015) Mind the gap : developing self-efficacy amongst 1st year students during transition to higher education (work in progress). In: 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues (ICCMI) 2015; 30 Jun - 02 Jul 2015, Kingston upon Thames, U.K..

Wason, Hilary, Charlton, Nathalie and Lees, Rebecca (2015) Mind the gap: developing student confidence during transition. In: 14th European Conference on Research Methodology (ECRM) for Business and Management Studies; 11-12 Jun 2015, Valletta, Malta. ISSN (print) 2049-0968 ISBN 9781910810118

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